Those who were once the youngest now have an annual salary of over 100 million won. This is the story of the two “young guns” of the LG Twins, Kim Yun-sik (23) and Lee Min-ho (22).
The LG Twins announced on the 3rd, “We have completed annual salary contracts with 44 people excluding Song Eun-beom among the 45 people who are subject to renewal in 2023.”
The vertical increase in the annual salary of the two young guns is noticeable. It is Kim Yun-sik and Lee Min-ho who will be responsible for the LG 3rd and 4th starting positions this season.
First, Kim Yun-sik stamped for 150 million won, an increase of 80 million won from the annual salary of 70 million won. The rate of increase was a whopping 114.3%.
Kim Yun-shik appeared in 23 games in the 2022 season and played an active role with an average ERA of 3.31 with 8 wins and 5 losses. In 114⅓ innings pitched, he allowed 125 hits (5 homers), 27 walks, 81 strikeouts, 46 runs (42 earned), a WHIP (on-base percentage per inning) of 1.33 메이저놀이터, and a batting average of 0.280. He pitched quality starts 11 times.
Kim Yoon-sik, who graduated from Gwangju Seoseok Elementary School – Mudeung Middle School – Jinheung High School, wore an LG uniform in the 2nd round of 2020, 3rd overall. His signing contract is 200 million won.
In his first year with the club, he went 2-4 with 2 holds and an ERA of 6.25, and in the 2021 season he went 7-4 and 1 hold with an ERA of 4.46. And with his career high season last season, his salary jumped significantly.
Lee Min-ho, who is called the future of the LG mound along with Kim Yun-shik. He is the motive of joining Kim Yun-shik. After graduating from Seoul Hakdong Elementary School – Daechi Middle School – Whimoon High School, he joined the LG Twins as the first nomination in 2020.
In the 2020 season, he had an average ERA of 3.69 with 4 wins and 4 losses, and an ERA of 4.30 with 8 wins and 9 losses in the 2021 season. Last season, he went 12-8 with an earned run average of 5.51, bringing the joy of a pitcher with his first 10 wins. He allowed 77 runs (73 earned) on 146 hits, 43 walks, and 73 strikeouts in 119⅓ innings.
Lee Min-ho’s annual salary last season was 98 million won, 28 million won more than Kim Yun-shik. However, this season, Kim Yun-shik reversed Lee Min-ho’s amount. Lee Min-ho signed a contract for 140 million won, an increase of 42 million won, and the increase rate was 42.9%. Of course, Lee Min-ho also tasted the joy of entering his first billion won salary.
Now, attention is focused on the performance of this ‘100 million duo’ this season. Coach Yeom Kyung-yeop, who is already the head coach, said about the starting lineup this season that Kim Yun-sik will be the 3rd starter and Lee Min-ho will be the 4th starter. The responsibility is also great. Following the foreign one-two punch, the natives ranked first and second. In fact, it is no exaggeration to say that LG’s performance this season rests on the shoulders of the two young pitchers. What kind of activities will these two perform after receiving the gift of a billion-dollar annual salary? The expectations of LG fans are also rising.